With the current trading band of +/- 3 percent, the ceiling rate applied to commercial banks during the day is VND 23,402 per USD and the floor rate VND 22,040 per USD. 

The opening hour rates at commercial banks also stayed stable.

Photo for illustration: The daily reference rate for November 19 was unchanged from the last day of previous week. 

Vietcombank and BIDV kept both rates unchanged from November 16, listing the buying rate at VND 23,265 per USD and the selling rate at VND 23,355 per USD.

Both the rates at Techcombank were also the same as on November 16, with the buying rate at VND 23,245 per USD and the selling rate at VND 23,355 per USD.

Last week (November 12-16), the reference exchange rate went up on the first two days but turned around to fall on the last three days. It opened the week at VND 22,725 per USD but ended at VND 22,721 per USD.

The rates listed at commercial banks fluctuated throughout the week, but overall ending the week higher than on Monday.

Source: VNA